Vehicles crash

An occupant of a vehicle involved in a collision at the intersection of Barrie's Essa Road and Burton Avenue had to be extricated by city firefighters.

The Barrie Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 147 made generous donations on Tuesday to two important local organizations. Legion past president Dick Howey, centre right, presented a $20,000 cheque to IOOF Senior Homes, represented by, from left, Stella Vilas, Deirdre Britton and CEO Doreen Saunders, and a $12,000 donation to St. John Ambulance, represented by Melanie Moore, at right, and branch manager Cathy Banting. The donations came from the legion's Poppy Fund. IAN MCINROY/BARRIE EXAMINER

Legion lends support

The Barrie Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 147 made generous donations on Tuesday to two important local organizations.

PATRICK BALES/THE PACKET & TIMES Brock Godfrey, a volunteer with the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre, speaks Tuesday at OPP General Headquarters during a news conference to launch Fraud Prevention Month.

Taking back the Internet

Nearly $69 million was stolen from unsuspecting Canadians in 2014, and as Fraud Prevention Month begins, OPP is looking to see that number curbed...

University of Toronto athlete Hayley Warren competes in the 60-metre hurdles at the Canadian Interuniversity Sport track and field championships in Edmonton, Friday. QMI AGENCY FILE PHOTO

Warren off and running

Phelpston resident Hayley Warren continues to make progress in the world of indoor hurdles ahead of this summer's Pan Am Games in Toronto.

Barrie City Hall. Mark Wanzel File photo

Tax hike set at 3.24%

It's dig-deeper time again. Barrie homeowners face a 3.24% property tax hike this year, following budget talks by city councillors Monday night.

Groin injury

A man suffered a wound to his groin area during a dispute with a woman at a Barrie apartment Tuesday morning.

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Arson charge

NEW TECUMSETH – A man rescued from the basement of a burning home has been charged with arson by police.

     

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